A 41-year-old man was put on probation for six months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for possession of heroin.
Victor Torres (41), whose address was given as Thomas Street, Portadown, admitted possession of the class A drug on April 20 this year.
The case had been adjourned from a previous court so that a short sentence report could be obtained.
The court heard that during a search of a house in Thomas Street they asked Torres if he had any controlled drugs and he said only what was on the table.
The powder found by the police was heroin with a street value of £50. Torres made a full admission.
A solicitor representing the defendant said the drug was for his own use.
He said that Torres was essentially dabbling with the drug at the time and had booked himself into a treatment programme.
He had finished that and was now abstaining from drugs.